Established just two years ago, Cuatrecasas (Chile) has made waves in the local market thanks to its impressive corporate offering. Since its launch, the partnership has expanded and now counts formidable names among its senior rank.
Cuatrecasas set up shop in Chile when Cristián Conejero left a competitor firm in this chapter to helm the local law venture of the Spanish firm. It added to its partnership eight months after opening its doors by hiring five partners, including four from Guerrero Olivos. Among those new partners was Roberto Guerrero, who now heads up the corporate practice area. A further hire from KMPG earlier in 2022 bolstered its tax offering, establishing Cuatrecasas (Chile) as a full-service firm.
Cuatrecasas (Chile) can regularly be seen on big-ticket cross-border M&A transactions across several industries, including technology, energy and infrastructure. According to a study, “Who Represents Latin America’s Biggest Banks”, published by the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association, which is affiliated to Latin Lawyer, this firm represents 10% of the region’s largest financial institutions, making it the most popular Chilean firm for banks.
The firm attracts local and international clients, such as Spanish technology consulting company Ayesa and French construction group Vinci. US solar power developer Array Technologies, owned by US investment giant Blackstone, is another recent client. Spain’s Naturgy and Chilean mining group CAP have also turned here in recent months.
Cuatrecasas takes equality seriously and has implemented policies to foster inclusion and diversity, aiming to increase the number of women in its senior ranks. It currently has two female partners in Chile.
In Latin America, Cuatrecasas has offices in Colombia, Mexico and Peru, alongside Chile. Globally, the firm has 27 offices in 13 countries.